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Getting her start in her hometown of Durango, Colorado, Grace ‘Gracie Bassie’ Kruse has long been moved by the reggae culture and music by surrounding herself with inspiring influences that have helped her to become the confident yet humble musician/artist she is today. In 2008, Gracie bought her first bass guitar and was taught how to play her bass like a real ‘rootswoman’ with the guidance of Jamaican producer Lincoln Jarrett. From there she formed A-DUB-ROCK Band, opening up for acts such as The Mighty Diamonds and Sister Carol. Soon after she was performing at Reggae on the River with Marlon Asher and received a call from musical idol Anthony B, asking her to join his band in Kingston, Jamaica whom she toured with until later residing in Kingston and playing with Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith’s ‘Inna di Yaad’ band, backing Max Romeo and his children, at times alongside Legendary drummer Leroy ‘Horsemouth’ (Featured playing drums on Gracie’s new single ‘Be Yourself’) from the famous Jamaican movie ‘Rockers’ and many other talented musicians and artists. As much as she loved to play bass, she loved, even more, to sing while playing bass, landing her gigs in Kingston and beyond. After a decade of playing live shows and learning how to operate a studio from Colorado to Kingston to the World, this multifaceted ‘bassista’ is busy creating on and off stage. Her latest production is titled 'Fruits From Mama' releasing Feb 19th, 2021, under her independent label “Tiger's Milk Productions” following her previous singles 'Cool Down, ‘One Draw’, feat legendary reggae grammy winning artist Mykal Rose, ‘Be Yourself’, ‘Love Yourself’ and ‘People Pleaser’. Gracie’s sound is a perfectly-blended mix consisting of classic old school dub tributes, her own original sounds and valuable life lessons turned into music.

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Reggae on The Grass - Gracie Bassie
Durango, Colorado, native Gracie Bassie has long been moved by the reggae culture and music by surrounding herself with inspiring influences that have helped her to become the confident yet humble musician/artist she is today. Catch her Live performance with Dub Galaxy at the first annual Reggae on the Grass @ Levitt Pavillion Denver, CO.
Marlon Asher & Gracie Bassie @ Reggae on The River 2014
Marlon Asher ROTR 2014 - Gracie Bassie
Sep 21, 2019
Playing Bass With Grace
Playing bass with GraceWednesday, February 18, 2015 Grace ‘Gracie Bassie’ Kruse DURANGO, Colorado is a sleepy mining town with a population of just over 17,000. But the people there sure love reggae. Grace 'Gracie Bassie' Kruse was born and raised in Durango. It is where she discovered Jamaican culture from the many reggae acts who passed through. "My dad is a big reggae fan, he loves the real roots stuff," she said. "I would go to every major show; I just loved the vibe, everything about the music." Kruse, who is in her late 20s, is bass player in singjay Anthony B's band. She joined in September and has played gigs with the fiery roots artiste in Suriname and Grenada. She has settled in Kingston, and is getting in tune with the city's bustling music scene. "The experience I'm getting is priceless. I never wanted to be a tourist in Jamaica," she said. Kruse recalls acts like Ziggy Marley, the Mighty Diamonds and Sister Carol passing through Durango back in the day. At 18, she took up the bass and learned how to play the instrument reggae style from Lincoln Jarrett, a producer/musician from Clarendon. Her first big role was with the Dub Rock Band alongside Jarrett and her older brother Cuatro Kruse. They opened for reggae acts throughout Colorado including Sister Carol, the Mighty Diamonds, Junior Gong and Anthony B. After gigging in southern California, Kruse got a call last year 'out of the blue' from Anthony B's management. "They said they were looking for a 'bassie' and if I was interested. So, I'm here." Influenced by bass legends Aston 'Familyman' Barrett and Robbie Shakespeare, Kruse also points to the Talking Heads' Tina Weymouth among her musical heroes. She is looking to establish herself as an artiste/musician while in Jamaica. "I like to sing and play bass, so I'm really pushing that," she said. Grace 'Gracie Bassie' Kruse will perform with singjay Moeish at the General Penitentiary on February 26, and at Comfitanya's Ladies Night the following day. -- Howard Campbell
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Fruits From Mama
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Fruits From Mama

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Gracie Bassie
Gracie Bassie
Be Yourself
People Pleaser
One Draw
Love Yourself
Cool Down
Fruits From Mama

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